Mandarin Weekly #23

Issue #23 of Mandarin Weekly, with links and resources for people learning Mandarin Chinese, is available at

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  • Walking and chewing gum
  • Structural differences between Chinese and English
  • 30 characters, more than 30 sounds
  • When a verb becomes a noun
  • School’s out for the summer
  • I know, I know
  • Hobbies
  • Common business expressions
  • Weights and measures
  • Chinese food traditions
  • Face song
  • Where does the “why” go?
  • Using 是 and adjectives
  • Difference between 非常 and 很
  • Pronouncing two third tones
  • Talking about accounts
  • The best ever

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